Topic #34 Desperate Measures
The mission. Completing it was the most important thing, always was. Natasha was a professional and always got the job done. In most cases she was successful, but there were a few failures here and there. The Black Widow was one of the best and being one of the best meant that you didn’t let personal issues get in the way.
Goodness, did he have to show up? Of all the people who could’ve shown up, did it have to be Matthew? He was her Achilles’ heel and she knew it, so did he.
She aims the cannon, military issued ordinance, at the car next to him. Her aim is true and it goes up in flames. That gets his attention.
She fires again despite not wanting to hurt him, but the mission was more important. She had to do what needed to be done.
He tries to talk to her out of her course of action. She considers his words for a moment before answering. She wants to tell him he was right, but she can’t fail. She answers him, telling him that he’s wrong and this is the only way.
She fires again, but misses. She doesn’t really want to hit him. She just wants him to get out of here, but it’s Matt and she knows he won’t.
He closes in and forces her to fight hand to hand. In a fair fight they’re about even, but the Widow doesn’t play fair when the stakes are high. He points out the reporters that are watching the two of them and she takes advantage of his hesitation to fight her. She hits him hard with the butt of the rifle.
He manages to hit the rifle and the canister on her back. It goes off and hurts like hell, but she doesn’t go down.
She looks at him and her heart sinks. She can’t let him stop her and there is only one way to put an end to this.
I am sorry, Matthew, she says silently in her head. You leave me no choice. Hopefully you will be able to forgive me for this.
She pulls a .22 out and aims at him. Desperate times call for desperate measures. She doesn’t want to do this, but she has no choice. She pulls the trigger and the pain inside of her feels like she’s the one getting shot, not him.
Please forgive me, Matthew.